TBA Members

Members of The Tennessee Bar Association

TBA President
Lewis Thomason
P.O. Box 198615
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)259-1366
TBA President Elect
Lewis Thomason King Krieg &...
620 Market St 5th Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865)546-4646
TBA Vice President
Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell...
P O Box 1147
Jackson, TN 38302
(731)426-8145
TBA Immediate Past President
Adams and Reese LLP
6075 Poplar Avenue, Suite 700
Memphis, TN 38119-0100
Twitter: @LucianPera
LinkedIn: lucianpera
(901)524-5278

Navigating Parental Leave


“As more companies offer their employees attractive leave benefits, law firms are following suit by offering their attorneys robust parental leave benefits,” Ogletree Deakins notes in a recent newsletter.1 Promoting a work-life balance, including flexible hours and leave, is key as a new generation ascends, requiring and expecting this culture of balance. Here is one person’s story:

Debbie Zimmerle Boudreaux, 33, has been a lawyer since 2011 and a mother since 2014. Her son Jack was born during her third year of practice, and daughter Mary came along 15 months later in November 2016. Daughter Lucy was born last October.

Boudreaux works in Lewisburg at the Law Office of David McKenzie, a small firm with offices located in Lewisburg and Fayetteville, providing services to clients including personal injury, criminal defense and general civil litigation. She focuses primarily on family law matters. Her husband Ross is also an attorney.

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Full Court Press: How Pat Summitt, a High School Basketball Player, and a Legal Team Changed the Game

About 25 years ago when coaching my daughter’s 3rd grade basketball team, I unexpectedly was brought to tears when she got a defensive rebound, dribbled down the floor and scored. In other words, she went coast to coast … and with that hustle, she glowed.

That’s why I welcomed the opportunity to review Full Court Press, which tells the story of how Tennessee went from a six-on-six, half-court basketball game for women with rules to “protect us” to the five player full-court game for men.      

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